God's Grace is Sufficient.

God's grace is sufficient

"And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work." - 2 Corinthians 9:8


I used to only hear about divine appointments, but now I can boldly tell you that God arranges situations so we can serve Him in our daily lifestyles.

Four years ago, I was looking for a babysitting gig to do on the side. There were two prospective families that I was interested in working with.

Family #1 was offering hours that fit my schedule and met my hourly rate minimum. Family #2 had a schedule that worked with mine, but they asked for a lower hourly rate.

I needed the extra money, but there was something about the description of the little girl in the second family that really spoke to my heart, so I met with the family. After praying about it, I took the gig. Something just felt right.

Sadie, the little girl, wants to be a veterinarian when she grows up. She has a love for animals that would make even the most anti-pet person run straight to the Humane Society to adopt one.

One day, as she and I were walking down the street, she asked me an unexpected question. "Did you know that most veterinarians are Christian?" she asked.

What a random question. At the time, I only knew her for a week and we never spoke about religion. "That makes sense," I told her.

To be honest, I didn't know if her statement was true or not, but I was hoping that she would change the topic because I didn't know anything about her family's beliefs.

"Why does it make sense?" She asked. How could I be so foolish to think that this bright, inquisitive little girl wasn't going to dive deeper into the discussion?

"Because God is love and wants us to love and take care of animals, people, and all his creations," I responded. Under pressure, that was the best answer I could come up with.

"Well, I'm not a Christian. I haven't decided what I want to be yet." She said. Our casual conversation dramatically turned into a deep one in the matter of a few seconds.

Later that evening, I thought about Sadie’s question and knew that it wasn't random. That peaceful feeling that I felt after praying about which family to work with was God directing me. And He continually confirmed that He was in the midst of my job.

About a month after I started babysitting Sadie, I received an email from her mom about the school schedule for the next few months. Here's where things get interesting. I thought I was off the entire Valentine's day week, so I made alternate plans to take on a freelance gig that week.

As I was getting ready to leave the house on Valentine's day morning, I received a text from Sadie’s dad telling me that he was giving me a paid day off. "A day off?" I thought to myself. "I'm not even babysitting Sadie this week."

I was confused, so I went back to the email that her mom sent me. I read the dates wrong. I wasn't supposed to be off the entire week.

If Sadie's father didn't text me to give me the day off, I wouldn't have been there to pick her up from the bus after school. The mere thought of not being there for her made me panic. And just as my heart began to stop, it was almost as if God whispered in my ears, "My grace is sufficient for you."

"And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work." - 2 Corinthians 9:8

The grace of God covered me when I didn't even know I needed covering. And if that wasn't great enough, He also added a blessing—I got a paid day off.

When you let God direct your path, even if you make mistakes along the way, He will work all things out for good. God’s grace is truly sufficient for you.

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- Mags

** This message was originally published on 6/12/18 and edited on 10/20/20.